Holy Nation Hardback

The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution

by Sarah Crabtree;


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Holy Nation

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Early American Quakers have long been perceived as retiring separatists, but in Holy Nation Sarah Crabtree transforms our historical understanding of the sect by drawing on the sermons, diaries, and correspondence of Quakers themselves. Situating Quakerism within the larger intellectual and religious undercurrents of the Atlantic World, Crabtree shows how Quakers forged a paradoxical sense of their place in the world as militant warriors fighting for peace. She argues that during the turbulent Age of Revolution and Reaction, the Religious Society of Friends forged a "holy nation," a transnational community of like-minded believers committed first and foremost to divine law and to one another. Declaring themselves citizens of their own nation served to underscore the decidedly unholy nature of the nation-state, worldly governments, and profane laws. As a result, campaigns of persecution against the Friends escalated as those in power moved to declare Quakers aliens and traitors to their home countries.
Holy Nation convincingly shows that ideals and actions were inseparable for the Society of Friends, yielding an account of Quakerism that is simultaneously a history of the faith and its adherents and a history of its confrontations with the wider world. Ultimately, Crabtree argues, the conflicts experienced between obligations of church and state that Quakers faced can illuminate similar contemporary struggles.

Holy Nation by Sarah Crabtree was published by The University of Chicago Press in July 2015. The ISBN for Holy Nation is 9780226255767.

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Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherThe University of Chicago Press (July 2015)
Weight544g
Number of Pages304
Thickness28 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780226255767
ISBN-10022625576X
Product Code4319943
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